As the seasons change, it is important to remember and recognize that with different weather patterns, adjustments need to be made for safe driving. Driving in the rain can be a dangerous endeavor, especially during a risk of flash floods.

Light Rain and Wind:

  • Slow down.
  • Extra caution should be taken even with moderate precipitation.
  • If you have your windshield wipers on, your headlights should be on. This is the law in the State of Ohio.

Heavy Rain and Wind:

  • Excess precipitation can hinder vision and decrease reaction time.
  • Strong gusts of wind can cause a driver to lose steering control.
  • If you must slow down to excess, put you hazards on to alert other drivers of your slow speed.

Flash Floods:

  • Flooding can happen suddenly, quickly, and with no warning.
  • Driving in as little as 6 inches of water can severely damage a vehicle.
  • Driving in 12 inches of water can be dangerous or even fatal for the driver and passengers.
  • It is advisable to re-route and avoid driving through a flooded road.

Moderate adjustments to driving can save one’s vehicle and well-being. If you or a loved one was injured or killed in an automobile accident due to another driver’s negligence, contact my office immediately. As your Ohio car accident attorney, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving ClevelandAkron/CantonColumbusDayton and neighboring communities. You can reach Tim by email at or call at 877.944.4373.

Article Name
Adjusting Safe Driving Practices In Rain and Flash Floods
Proceeding with extra caution while driving in the rain, whether it is light or moderate, can prevent an accident. Precipitation can suddenly bring flash flood to the roadways and can permanently damage vehicles. Safety facts and tips are provided for driving in light to moderate rain, and in flash floods.
Blog Car Accidents